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What makes the bond between gay men and straight women so special, so necessary, and SO fabulous? Sheena Janson and Max Wojtanowicz, who grew up together in the St. Cloud area, present their critically-acclaimed love letter to friendship, which features music by Michael Gruber. The show premiered at the 2012 Minnesota Fringe Festival and was expanded at the Illusion’s Fresh Ink Series.

Illusion Theater presents The Catalysts’ Production of
Fruit Fly: The Musical
Written & performed by Sheena Janson & Max Wojtanowicz
Music by Michael Gruber
Directed by Nikki Swoboda
Musical Direction by Jill Dawe

Tip: Bring your best friend(s)!

Preview show on Thursday, March 26 at 8 pm- $10 tickets

Industry Night on Monday, March 30 at 7 pm
– Pay What You Can tickets

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Date: March 26 – April 11 at 7pm
Location: Illusion Theater, 528 Hennepin Ave 8th Fl, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
Admission: Tickets $18-$25
For more information, visit Illusion Theater[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] The Annual David O Brown Easter Bonnet Parade and Contest [/sws_yellow_box]


Brunch 10am – 2pm
Bonnet Contest – 3pm
Bonnet Parade – immediately following the contest
Bigger. Higher. Floweryer. Leatheryer. You decide!
Donations being taken for the American Cancer Society.

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Date: Sunday, April 5 at 10am
Location: EagleBoltBar, 515 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
Admission: Free
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]Flesh and Wire Release Concert and Party [/sws_yellow_box]


Performed by Venus de Mars with special guest Jim Walsh of the Mad Ripple Hootenany
After being forced into an extended musical-career break while navigating and finally winning an extended Minnesota Department of Revenue audit battle concerning artist-as-business versus artist-as-hobby status, having survived a stress-related near-heart attack resulting in two heart stents, then with nothing released since her 2011 full-band “10 BONES” album, Venus has finally returned to her punk-glam work.

First: by accepting an invite to tour with Laura Jane Grace and “Against Me!” during August 2014. Second: by making the decision to release her first solo acoustic album with a new release – “Flesh and Wire” produced by NY based Barb Morrison (Debbie Harry; Rufus Wainwright; Scissor Sisters, etc.)

This new album includes a special pre-release 12” 45 (3-song) vinyl single: “Take My Shoulder,” featuring Laura Jane Grace on its title track. Jim Walsh, who inspired Venus to explore an acoustic sound, will open the show.

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Date: Sunday, April 5. Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm
Location: Bryant Lake Bowl
Admission: $10/$8 in advance
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